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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Yell County Deputy Killed in the Line of Duty

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the death of Yell County Sheriff’s Deputy Lieutenant Kevin C. Mainhart, who was killed in the line of duty earlier today during a traffic stop west of Dardanelle:

“Tonight, we send our deepest sympathies to the family of Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart of the Yell County Sheriff’s Department, who was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier today. Lieutenant Mainhart’s 25-year career in law enforcement in West Memphis and Yell County made Arkansas a safer place. Our thoughts, prayers and gratitude are with the Mainhart family and all those who put their own lives in danger to serve and protect.” 

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